The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4133013
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
20-Jan-22 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Unfortunately, on this occasion I have to agree with Steve.

Any 'spin' is being applied by those supplying the figures.
As it stands at present, if a man gets knocked down by a bus, and dies in hospital, he is counted among the next day's Covid statistics if he has had a positive test in the last 28 days.

Any person, or government, basing their actions on the statistics provided needs to have a full and clear knowledge of how the statistics are made up, and any reasons that they may be biased in one direction or another.

Contrary to (some) popular beliefs, the sky is not falling.